Insightful fact: Over 5 billion pounds of pesticides are manufactured and used every year. These chemicals poison the soil and our water sources.
Millions of people die each year from contaminated water sources. Nearly 80% of all illnesses in developing countries can be traced back to the lack of clean water. In fact, this is how many out-of-date diseases originated. The introduction of indoor plumbing made way for more sufficient sanitation and helped to naturally decrease disease without the use of potentially dangerous vaccines. Please refer to the article Indoor Plumbing, Federal Water Pollution Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and The Natural Decline in Disease located in Vaccine Education on SunCodes home page for more information.
In the United States, water sources are being contaminated heavily by a variety of toxic industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs. Are you aware of a law that limits the amount of contaminates in water? It is called the Maximum Contaminant Level. It’s unfortunate that such a law even needs to exist. There should be NO poisonous contaminates allowed in our water supply yet the Department of Agriculture estimates 50 million people obtain their drinking water from groundwater that is potentially contaminated by these toxic chemicals. There are several ways in which this happens.
Over a billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed on crops annually in the US. The water system becomes contaminated is during this process as these chemicals are absorbed into the soil. The toxins enter the water system through ground contamination and pollute rivers, lakes, and our precious drinking water sources.
Water is also very heavily contaminated by prescription medications. This occurs in a couple of ways:
- Medications are dumped into toilets and down drains
- Medications are pass through the human body via urination and defecation (in other words, through pooping and peeing)
Clean water is essential for the survival of all life. In fact, a healthy adult body is about 75% water! The body’s cells need water in order for many cellular processes to occur. A body without clean water is like a car without clean oil. It will go for a while but it eventually breaks down and eventually just quits working all together.
So what is reclaimed or recycled water? This is water that has been recycled from the toilet. Yes, that’s right. Toilet water! We all know what goes into the toilet, so why would we drink it? The truth is that most of us don’t know where our water sources come from and don’t even think about it. We assume that everything presented to us for consumption is safe. This is the mindset that needs to shift. It’s time for us to be “mindful” investigators and know what really goes into our precious bodies. With millions of people dying prematurely each year, it is important now more than ever.
Now that we have established the fact that toilet water is recycled, let’s look at what water recycling plants do in attempt to clean it. How do you think this is accomplished? You got it. More toxic chemicals. Let’s look at what’s in tap water and health risks associated with them:
- MTBE (rocket fuel)
- Recycled Toilet Water
- Antibiotics and all other types of medications
- Salts of:
So what can we do about contaminated water? Stop drinking it! Stop cooking with it! Leave it in the toilet where it belongs! Choose good clean water that is not recycled or reclaimed. Here are some smart and safe bottled water choices:
Once you begin to invest in good clean water, be sure to protect it! Plastic water bottles can leech poisonous chemicals into your life-preserving beverage when exposed to heat. Be sure to keep plastic water bottles out of the sun and don’t keep them in your car! If your water tastes like plastic, get rid of it! You can always transfer your high quality water into glass or stainless steel containers. Be sure to recycle any plastic containers to prevent contamination of the earth’s land. To ensure safer purchasing of plastic water bottles, look at the number on the bottom of the bottle. The below image is what you are looking for:
Dehydration is another cause of premature death. It occurs when we use more water from our body than we take in. Minor symptoms can be:
- dry lips and dry skin
More severe symptoms can present as:
- dry mouth
- inability to sweat
- inability to urinate
- muscle spasms
- rapid heart-beat
- low blood pressure
- dizziness and collapse
It is recommended to drink at least ½ your body weight in fluid ounces of quality water daily. Does it have to be just plain water? Nope! Here are some choices that can count towards your daily goal!
- Alkaline water with freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Water with chlorophyll drops (this is highly encouraged)
- Water with vitamin C and electrolytes
- Herbal Teas (not coffee). Try Rosemary or Green tea for heart health.
What is alkaline water and why is it important? Alkaline water is the opposite of acidic water. All disease lives in an acidic cellular environments so we want our bodies to be more alkaline than acidic. You can test both your water source and body’s pH easily with testing materials. This helps you easily evaluate the quality of your water as well as the alkalinity or acidity level of your body. Please note: not all bottled water is alkaline! Use pH testing to choose the right one for you! You can also add freshly squeezed lemon into your bottled water to make it alkaline.
And remember- tap water is recycled toilet water! Are you drinking this stuff??